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ACTFL-Sponsored Workshops

2017 Proficiency Training Summer Institute

Five ACTFL-sponsored workshops have been scheduled at four convenient locations around the country. Registration is open for all workshops listed. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a section has filled, any additional interested registrants will be waitlisted for a spot opening. All workshop sections must also meet minimum registration requirements to be confirmed, and ACTFL reserves to right to cancel a section if minimum registration is not met.

Please take a few minutes to read all information below before making your registration.

Please do not make any non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements until receiving confirmation from ACTFL regarding registration requirements for you language section. PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other expenses.

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations are subject to a $100.00 processing fee unless made within forty-eight hours of initial registration. Any cancellation made within four weeks prior to the start of the workshop will be subject to complete forfeiture of registration fee. All efforts will be made to find a substitute participant and in which case a total refund will be issued.


4-day OPI Assessment Workshop

San Diego State University

June 6-9

Arabic
Chinese - SOLD OUT
English/Mixed Languages - SOLD OUT
Spanish - SOLD OUT
Portuguese

Fee: $900
ACTFL Member: $800
Hotels*

Special Room block for ACTFL Workshop at San Diego Marriott Mission Valley - Passkey reservation link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ForeignEd2017

 

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2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop

Portland Public Schools

June 26-27
Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl., Portland, OR 97214

English-mixed
French
Spanish

Fee: $450
ACTFL Member: $400
Hotels*

Less than 1 mile away:

Crown Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District

Approximate 1 to 2 miles away:

Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District
The Benson Hotel
Ace Hotel – Portland

 

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4-day OPI Assessment Workshop

Portland Public Schools

June 26-29
Hosford Middle School, 2303 SE 28th Pl., Portland, OR 97214

Chinese - SOLD OUT
Spanish - SOLD OUT

Fee: $900
ACTFL Member: $800
Hotels*

See workshop above for Portland hotel information.

 


4-day OPI Assessment Workshop

Washington & Lee University

June 27-30
Lexington, VA

English/Mixed Languages
French
Spanish

Fee: $900
ACTFL Member: $800
Hotels*

Approximately 1 to 1.5 miles away:

Sheridan Livery Inn
The Georges Inn
Robert E. Lee Hotel
Hampton Inn-Lexington Historic District

 

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2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop

Glastonbury Public Schools

July 17-18
Glastonbury High School

English-mixed
French
Spanish

Fee: $470
ACTFL Member: $420

(fee includes two-days of on-site lunch with vegetarian options)

Hotels*

Approximately 1.5 miles away:

Connecticut River Valley Inn

Approximately 2.5 miles away:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Hartford South-Glastonbury: http://group.homewood-suites.com/ACTFLMOPI
Hilton Garden Inn Hartford South/Glastonbury

 

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NOTE:

  1. Please do not make any non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements until receiving confirmation from ACTFL regarding registration requirements for you language section. PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other expenses.
  2. All cancellations are subject to a $100.00 processing fee unless made within forty-eight hours of initial registration. Any cancellation made within four weeks prior to the start of the workshop will be subject to complete forfeiture of registration fee. All efforts will be made to find a substitute participant and in which case a total refund will be issued.Registrants seeking a language-specific section not listed above may participate in an English/Mixed languages section to complete OPI training. English/Mixed languages sections are conducted in English.
  3. After completing the workshop, participants will be eligible to pursue ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, if desired. Participants may apply for certification in any language regardless of the language of training.
  4. Registrants intending to apply for Full OPI Tester Certification must participate in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop.
  5. Registrants intending to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification may participate in either a 4-day OPI Assessment or 2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop.
  6. For more information on ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, visit: http://www.actfl.org/professional-development/training-certification/how....
  7. If you wish to add your name to an already sold out session in a workshop, please write to Rula Malky at rmalky@actfl.org mentioning your name and the session.

IMPORTANT: As prerequisite to qualify to attend all workshops above as well as apply for ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, registrants must be affiliated with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, have an undergraduate degree in a related field, and have minimal proficiency level of Advanced in the language of training. An academic institution is an accredited school, college, or university where foreign languages are taught. The term affiliation with an academic institution is defined as a current faculty and/or staff member who is involved in the instruction or evaluation of language students. Private language companies that offer translation services or language testing do not qualify under ACTFL's definition of an academic institution. Also, private for profit companies do not qualify.

Registration fees do not include any travel, lodging, personal meal, or personal expenses related to participation in the workshop. The cost for registration is determined by ACTFL membership status. ACTFL members may register at discounted rates and will need to provide the ACTFL Membership ID to qualify for discounted rates. To retrieve membership information or for issues with your registration, contact ACTFL’s Membership Department at: membership@actfl.org or (703) 894-2900. To sign up for/renew ACTFL membership, contact our membership department or visit https://www.actfl.org/membership. For additional information, please contact summerinstitute@actfl.org.

*ACTFL does not directly endorse or sponsor any hotel or lodging option listed. Other options may also be available near the workshop sites. For more information on each hotel, reviews, and prices, to help choose your lodging, we recommend visiting: www.hotels.com or other hotel/lodging search engines and review sites.